Before I needed to go gluten-free, one of the things I loved most was snacking on granola. I never added milk (ick, mushy!) or yogurt (ick, yogurt!), but granola straight from the bag is even better than trail mix. And I love trail mix. Back in the day, I even tried (unsuccessfully) to make granola from scratch. Granola is a delicious way of getting protein, sugar for energy, and dried fruit into you early in the morning before the caffeine kicks in, or as a snack that’s much healthier than most other convenient snacks (though trail mix is good for that, too). Bakery on Main GF Granola is a store-bought alternative to making it yourself.
However, without oats and without a lot of the common cereals used to make granola, I thought I would be granola-less for a long time. Joy ensued when I found the divine Bakery on Main GF Granola. They have delicious granolas for folks who can eat gluten, and for folks who need gluten-free granolas. There are a wide variety of tastes and flavors. My kids love the Apple Raisin Walnut, and I believe that each bag of the Nutty Cranberry Maple is a single serving bag .
Bakery on Main GF Granolas have hand-made touches – there are delightful clumps of crunchy cereals, whole almonds, pecans, and/or walnuts (depending on flavor), large dried cranberries and other fruits. There are sunflower seeds, flax seeds, and sesame seeds added to the other ingredients add another crunch that helps keep the granola hearty and delicious. You never feel skimped eating this granola, you feel pampered! This granola would be a delectable topping on vanilla ice cream. Mmmm….
Every flavor we have tried has been wonderful – while we have favorites, we enjoy all of them. Even my husband, who is not a gluten-free guy (he just lives with 4 gluten free girls) loves the granola, too. Thankfully, Amazon sells cases of Bakery on Main GF Granola, as one of my few issues with the product is the price tag – the case discount helps keep the price affordable.
From an allergy perspective, my two concerns with the Bakery on Main GF Granola is that there are nuts in all the flavors (therefore we can’t bring them to many events because of nut allergies), and because they are processed on the same equipment as milk and eggs (so we can’t share them with a lot of friends). Most people are sensitive to dairy when they start out Gluten Free (or they are doing the GFCF diet as part of a treatment for Autism), so it would make sense to have the granola GF and dairy-free. I’m very grateful that the company makes Gluten Free granola that tastes so good – these are just things that would make me even happier!
All-in-all, though, I love the granolas. I’d give them bonus points if the price was lower and they were a bit more allergy sensitive, but they still earn 5 spotlights for a delicious food that is enjoyable to folks who are GF and folks who aren’t.
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